Monday, August 2, 2010

Gatun Locks

The train took us to Colon where we took a bus to the Gatun Locks. Most people go to the Miraflores locks in Panama City but since we had really wanted to do the train, it made sense for us to check out the northern locks. The lock has a great viewing area where we could watch the huge boats go through the 3 gates. We sat for a few hours and watched these gigantic boats slowly make their way through the locks and marveled at how big they are and how well the whole system works. The pictures just dont do it justice, its really one of those things that you have to see to understand.




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2 comments:

alice said...

Wish you all the very best for your trip and homecoming

Love Omi

jj said...

I can not believe how fast time has past. Follwoing your adventure, and haveing aglimpse into what you have seen has been a pleaure